Okay, so most of the country is suffering from this ungodly heat, but I'm going to chime in and say that I freaking HATE it! Its miserable. I'm basically a North Pole -- if there were a place where it was autumn and winter year round I'd move there and be happy. Luckily (?!) I'm presently "between jobs" (that's unemployed for anyone not sharp enough to catch my subtle hint) because the LAST place I want to be when its 90+ degrees out is in a kitchen where the temperature is 20+ degrees higher.
So I promised to talk about what I was working on and so forth, so here's a little peek:
-- I'm putting the finishing copy edits on a book of Call of Cthulhu scenarios set in New York City called Tales of the Sleepless City. Miskatonic River Press will be publishing this one probably around the end of the year. I'm also writing a short adventure for the book called "Children of the Night".
-- I'm in the process of reading for my next anthology, Horror for the Holidays. As the title suggests, each story takes place on some holiday. This one is just about done -- I just have a few more slots to fill and I can choose my stories, assemble the book, and send it off for publication.
Miskatonic River Press will also be publishing this one, hopefully by the end of the year. Did I forget to mention that I'm the Vice President in Charge of Fiction for Miskatonic River Press?
-- I have a short story waiting to be read and considered for inclusion in an Arkham House book to be titled Arkham Nightmares.
-- I'm working on a story to submit to Joe Pulver for his forthcoming The Grimscribe’s Puppets, a Thomas Ligotti tribute anthology.
-- I'm working on a story to submit to a forthcoming anthology about the undead. Can't say anything else about that one.
-- I'll soon start work on assembling the stories for Wilum Pugmire's The Strange Dark One: Tales of Nyarlathotep. Another MRP book, this one we hope to have out in the first quarter of next year.
-- I have also recently struck a deal with an up-and-coming author for his first collection that we'll be doing in 2013. Can't give much away about this one, but if you follow other blogs you can put the pieces together for yourself.
-- And for Call of Cthulhu fans -- here's a scoop -- I've been in talks with Chaosium about doing a Malleus Monstrorum Companion. This one is still in the planning stages, so I'll update as required.
Gosh! That looks like an awful lot. I must be busy! Now if I could only get this writing thing to PAY OFF. Unfortunately, it doesn't bring in enough to even cover living in a cardboard box under a bridge (well, not a high class, luxury box to which I've become accustomed, anyway!). Eh, the House of Secrets would miss me.
Until next time,
I feel a hot wind on my shoulder
And the touch of a world that is older....